Boy Mom

I met this beautiful mama in 2009 when my hubby was first stationed here.  She has always been so cheerful and optimistic; such a sweet spirit.

She isn’t always smiling because life is always amazing; she is always smiling because she knows that God is always with her!  Her life is a testimony and anyone who knows her is blessed!

Love you, Casey!  Thank you for letting me capture you and your handsome boys!!

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Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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For the Love of Photography

177 years?!  Today we celebrate 177 years of photography on World Photo Day!

I realize everyday pretty much has some type of “holiday” (ie: National Donut Day) but photography is something I absolutely LOVE and am so thankful for its invention!

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This past year I have been quite busy and finally had gotten a smart phone.  I was still taking photos, but I found 99% of them were on my phone and not with my “fancy” camera.  Which I love.  I love my camera and the photos I take with it!  Camera phones are great and super handy, though!

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I’m nothing like Ansel Adams and his amazing black and white images.  I do love how the mood of a photo can change simply by editing it into black and white!

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I love capturing emotion in my photos.  To catch those fleeting moments in time, in life.

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I have this last one printed on a canvas in our living room!  This barn is no longer standing, gracing us with her presence in Kentucky.

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You know how hard it was to take a photo of a happy-go-lucky boxer pup?!  This is probably one of my favorite shots I got of our crazy sweet girl.

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Still one of my favorite, unplanned photos I have ever captured.  ♥

Happy World Photo Day!

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Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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Throwback Thursday!

This is a Throwback Thursday Country Music Edition!

I’m sitting here in my salon, working.  Sorting papers, painting frames, hanging old photos, and listening to country music.

It isn’t long before a Blake Shelton song comes on.

I remember about 4 or 5 years ago when Fort Campbell had Blake come and serenade us all on a very hot and humid day!  Some of our good friends went even earlier than we did and saved us some A-MAZING seats.  I was tickled, because I actually got some pretty great shots of a celebrity!  That never happens in my introvert mom life!  ;)

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Of course, he sang some of his newer ones (that are now years old) and after many hollers from the crowd, finally played Red for us!

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I was leaning as far over the rope (for the walk way to the sound booth) as I could to get these shots! LOL.  In the next photo, I jokingly said he was looking right at me!  So despite it being a tad blurry, it was saved.

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I took a photography class over the course of two years, and this concert was during that time.  Naturally, I selected this next photo for the ‘leading lines’ project!

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It is definitely my favorite shot from the night.  I love photography, and being able to capture moments in time!

Oh, and in typical military fashion, we were given event t-shirts (which I may or may not still have).

Enjoy your Thursday!

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Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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home {sweet} home

There is nothing quite like home.  What makes a house a home?  Family.

Watching the plane land always makes me teary eyed!  I actually get more emotional at other homecoming ceremonies than our own!

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There is nothing like a homecoming ceremony.

And nothing like when they open these doors!!!

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My hubby was in the military, and we went through two deployments at this duty station.  I know what that long-awaited hug feels like!  Too many months without physical contact is a definite way to get those first kiss butterflies again!  ;)

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All is right in the world.  Their soldier is home.  Dances with daddy can resume.  ♥

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I enjoyed spending the very cold afternoon with these special ladies as they welcomed home their soldier after a long 9 month deployment!

Thank you, Jenny, for trusting me to capture these special moments!

Thank you for your selfless service to our country!

Welcome Home!

I would love to chat with you on FacebookTwitter  ~ or follow me on Pinterest!  See what a “few of my favorite things” are!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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{Rudling} sneak peak

So… while I don’t pursue family portraiture photography as a full-time business, it is something I really enjoy doing!  Especially of awesome friends!  This is the second time I have photographed this sweet family.  Only this last time we added grandparents!

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The Mrs is a wonderful resource teacher; which is how I met her originally.  She has been such a blessing to our family; so glad to call her friend!

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The Mr has only the best.accent.ever!  This time I got to enjoy the same wonderful accent from his parents as well!  Such a sweet, sweet family!

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Thank you for entrusting me to capture your moments in time!

Blessings & JOY,

Sadie

 

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all my wonderful clients and fans a very Merry Christmas!  Have a blessed holiday with your loved ones, making memories to be cherished for a lifetime! …and don’t forget to take pictures!  :)